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gemini1
12-13-2008, 9:04 PM
Does anyone have any idea if I can claim ownership of my late dads Marlin Glenfield 60? I've cleaned and fired it and it works just fine but I'm thinking of selling/trading it in for a 10/22. Will I be asked for any paper works or proof of ownership if I sell/trade it?

Thanks for your inputs

Ravenslair
12-13-2008, 9:07 PM
You should be able to fill out the proper DOJ form. I do not know exactly which form, but someone will likely chime in.

You are thinking of trading your late father's 60 for a 10/22? Save the money and buy the 10/22. You will kick yourself if you sell your father's rifle. Just my opinion.

Paradiddle
12-13-2008, 9:13 PM
You are thinking of trading your late father's 60 for a 10/22? Save the money and buy the 10/22. You will kick yourself if you sell your father's rifle. Just my opinion.


I completely agree. The 10/22 isn't going anywhere and frankly you should be able to find a good used one for not too much money.

Keep your dad's rifle - it will important when you get older and want to hand it down to your son.

BB63Squid
12-13-2008, 9:16 PM
I completely agree. The 10/22 isn't going anywhere and frankly you should be able to find a good used one for not too much money.

Keep your dad's rifle - it will important when you get older and want to hand it down to your son.

I agree 100%. There are just some things you can't put a price on.

gunrun45
12-13-2008, 10:24 PM
Keep it. If you don't you will regret it later

fairfaxjim
12-13-2008, 10:41 PM
Keep it. If you don't you will regret it later

This is really true - My mom and dad had matching .22 rifles from the 1930's, and I had to sell them a long time ago when I had no place to keep them. Big mistake, and I really wish I had them now.

Keep it in memory of you dad, 10/22's (and just about any gun) can be had without selling it.

sgl
12-13-2008, 10:59 PM
Keep it for sentimental reasons since its your dad's, like everyone says, you'll regret it later. Beside, even if you sell it, its not really worth the effort. Its worth like what, 80 - 125 bucks? and then you have to go through all the bs like trying selling it and paper work. well thats just my opinion.

sorensen440
12-13-2008, 11:07 PM
Why the hell would you sell your fathers old rifle ?????????

bigthaiboy
12-14-2008, 1:57 AM
Marlin have manufactured 11 million Model 60s since 1960, so as you can see, there are plenty of them knocking around. They generally sell for $50 - $100 used, so you're not going to get much for it on s trade. Keep it because it was your father's, and enjoy the fact it has a hi-capacity tube magazine.

Seesm
12-14-2008, 3:03 AM
gemini keep that... your bumming me out for even thinking it buddy!!

RobG
12-14-2008, 7:54 AM
but I'm thinking of selling/trading it in for a 10/22

Seriously:confused: Dude save up a couple hundred bucks and buy a 10/22. The 10/22 is as common as a penny. Your Dads old plinker is priceless.

gemini1
12-14-2008, 12:35 PM
Thanks for all the feedbacks. Okay, so I'm keeping it.
Now what about your opinion on changing the stock to say a bullpup? I saw a picture from Muzzelite which will make the OAL to 26 1/2" and it kinda looks cool or how about a Dragunov stock? Do you think a middleage shooter would look silly shooting a .22 in those set up?

xibunkrlilkidsx
12-14-2008, 12:40 PM
Thanks for all the feedbacks. Okay, so I'm keeping it.
Now what about your opinion on changing the stock to say a bullpup? I saw a picture from Muzzelite which will make the OAL to 26 1/2" and it kinda looks cool or how about a Dragunov stock? Do you think a middleage shooter would look silly shooting a .22 in those set up?

wait are you talking about a bull pup on the marlin or the 10/22?
Cuz if your thinking about doing that to the lever ill buy it to keep that from happening.

if it is the 10/22. what ever floats your boat. the most important thing is finding something your comfortable with.

ARRRR-15
12-14-2008, 6:46 PM
I'm glad to hear that you are going to keep it. I love Marlins, they are very accurate out of the box without any mods, not that are any for them anyways:(. I'm not sure if anyone still makes any after market stocks for them anymore, but you can find old inventory or used ones around.

A real easy mod that I've have been thinking about posting in the Gunsmithing section is turning a tube fed model 60 into a magazine fed. PM me if you end up going this route.

Here's a pic of a model 60 converted to a magazine fed and with a ramline folder stock. I also did a lot of custom machine work to it.

http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p75/ARRRR-15/fix1.jpg

http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p75/ARRRR-15/fix4.jpg

Here is the Dragonov stock you were talking about.

http://www.gungarage.com/atiMAR3000stockEBAY.jpg

bigthaiboy
12-14-2008, 10:42 PM
I have the ATI stock on a Marlin 795 (mag-fed version of a Model 60) except I painted it with a camo pattern with Allumahyde II. Sock works well and is comfortable to hold, but the design of the butt stock end is strangely skinny. Unfortunately, aftermarket stock options for Marlins are quite limited.

Earlier this year, I bought a 1974 Marlin 60 (18+1rd tube) for $55 from a pawn shop. I ordered a black and grey laminated stock from Marlin ($70) and put on a Simmons 3-9x42 Simmons scope ($28). Shoots great and very accurately, plus it looks like a lot more expensive rifle than it actually is.